ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 30,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.
Since April 26, 2022 ACTRA members have been locked out from working on commercials by the Institute of Canadian Agencies (ICA) and the agencies and brands they represent.
For more than 60 years the National Commercial Agreement (NCA) in Canada has guaranteed fair working conditions, benefits, and competitive pay for on-and off-camera English-language performers in commercials.
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Want to be seen by casting professionals? ACTRAonline is the database of professional ACTRA performers and searchable by casting directors and producers who are signatory to ACTRA. Don’t miss out on casting opportunities, use ACTRAonline today!
ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society (PRS) is the arm of ACTRA that collects and disburses use fees, royalties, residuals and all other forms of compensation or remuneration that performers may be entitled to as a result of their work.
Available to members of ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada and Canadian Actors' Equity Association, HAVEN Helpline is a national, bilingual critical incident reporting line offering counselling and support services.